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Old 11 May 2014, 05:25   #1
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St Austell slipways?

Hi fellars, thanks for all the feedback for our second week in Cornwall (porthallow) We are going to be staying around St Austell for our first week and initially thought of using Charlestown Slipway, until I searched it on the forum, it sounds a bugger. Has anyone got any suggestions for launching safely.

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Hi fellars, thanks for all the feedback for our second week in Cornwall (porthallow) We are going to be staying around St Austell for our first week and initially thought of using Charlestown Slipway, until I searched it on the forum, it sounds a bugger. Has anyone got any suggestions for launching safely.

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Moving from Porthallow to Snozzle could be compared to a move from upper manhattan to the Bronx. :-/
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Moving from Porthallow to Snozzle could be compared to a move from upper manhattan to the Bronx. :-/
Ignore him! Your further away from Mollers = much better off!

Charlestown slipway is steep enough to slide down in a fish box (ask my boys!)
Porthpean is OK at high tide for a beach launch for a SIB, Par has a good slip but you have to be a club member, ideally your into Fowey with a very good (but busy in summer) slipway or slightly upstream to Golant with a good small boat slip as well.
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Fowey with a very good (but busy in summer) slipway or slightly upstream to Golant with a good small boat slip as well.
Yeah, that slip is only steep/slippery enough to spin the front tyres off of DHD's camper van with only an empty trailer behind. :-D it's bandit country up there. :-(
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